Thursday, June 24, 2021

Link Between UFOs, UAP, Aliens and the Interstellar Object, 'Oumuamua'?

Link Between UFOs, UAP and Interstellar Object, 'Oumuamua'?
If some UAP turn out to be extraterrestrial technology, they could be dropping sensors for a subsequent craft to tune into. What if ‘Oumuamua is such a craft?

     ... the Pentagon is about to deliver a report to Congress stating that some unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) are real but that their nature is unknown. If UAP originated from China or Russia and were a national security risk, their existence
By Avi Loeb
Scientific American
would have never been revealed to the public. Hence, it is reasonable to conclude that the U.S. government believes that some of these objects are not human in origin. This leaves two possibilities: either UAP are natural terrestrial phenomena or they are extraterrestrial in origin. Both possibilities imply something new and interesting that we did not know before. The study of UAP should therefore shift from occupying the talking points of national security administrators and politicians to the arena of science where it is studied by scientists rather than government officials.

Many or even most UAP might be natural phenomena. But even if one of them is extraterrestrial, might there be any possible link to ‘Oumuamua?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

UFOs, Aliens, Nuclear Weapons and The Upcoming Pentagon UFO Report

UFOs, Nuclear Weapons, Aliens and The Upcoming Pentagon UFO Report

Just a little bit pregnant
What’s more acceptable — an inability to secure our nuclear bombs, or the prospect that those who pick the locks can also enter our bedrooms whenever they want?
     Once you concede, officially, that you’re dealing with phenomena that shatter longstanding laws of physics, where does it end? The extent of it? Hardware? Pilot/occupants? Would we know the end if we saw it? If an elusive radar target can plummet 80,000 feet in a fraction of a second, then reappear 60 miles away in a flash at a predetermined and coded military rendezvous point, does this mean they can read our minds, too? How deep does it get?

Billy Cox
By Billy Cox
Life in Jonestown
“It’s a slippery slope,” says researcher Robert Hastings from his home in southern Colorado. “If someone in authority finally admits that UFOs are real, then a lot of other questions are going to be asked – especially if you’ve been denying the truth for 70 years. I don’t know how you put the lid back on Pandora’s box.”

The lid popped off under the Trump regime when the U.S. Navy authenticated a series of hot-pursuit videos and issued new instructions to its sailors for reporting UFOs. Yet, military intelligence hasn’t formally addressed head-on what small but growing numbers of transparency advocates have been talking up for years – the wide-open vulnerabilities of America’s arsenal of mass destruction. Chief among them is Robert Hastings, author of UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites and producer of a companion documentary, “UFOS and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed.”

Hastings had few takers in the mainstream media when the book went to press in 2008. He incurred a tepid response two years later, when he persuaded seven retired Air Force officers to join him in Washington to share first-person accounts of UFOs ripping holes in no-fly zones over Strategic Air Command bases. They represented just a fraction of the 160 or so service personnel who went on the record during Hastings’ four-plus decades of research into multiple allegations of UFO tampering with our doomsday weapons. Former USAF captain Robert Salas put a face on the charges by recalling how a UFO hovered over a launch control facility at Malmstrom AFB in 1967 and disabled a flight of 10 fully loaded Minuteman missiles.

CNN livestreamed the testimony from the National Press Club, but the media wasn’t big on followups back then. Truth was, the Malmstrom incident had been in the public sphere since 1973, when defense contractor and Sylvania manager Raymond Fowler – whose duties drew him into the damage-assessment confusion – leaked the story to the Christian Science Monitor.

Confession: Our Hidden Alien Encounters Revealed
Fowler, Salas and Hastings had more in common than a passing interest in UFOs. They were also witness to the freak show in the cellar, a door that nobody attempting to manage and destigmatize the UFO conversation wants to open. All claim to have been abducted and subjected to varying degrees of examination trauma by UFO occupants whose motives are pitch black. Hastings was the last of the trio to come clean about it in 2019. That’s when he released Confession: Our Hidden Alien Encounters Revealed, a memoir which suggests his involuntary contacts began as early as age 2. Maybe that’s what set him on the path, subconsciously, to conduct seminal research on the nuclear connections.

If, as Hastings suspects, the UFO/nukes entanglement proves too hot for inclusion in the Pentagon’s imminent release of its UAP status report, a formal inquiry into the WMD angle is nevertheless inevitable. He applauds the efforts of former Department of Defense insiders like Luis Elizondo and Chris Mellon, whose skills and persistence have compelled lawmakers to take a good hard bipartisan look at the evidence for confrontations with the ridiculously advanced hardware recorded on military video. And the momentum they’ve created is beginning to look irreversible – with the potential for international cooperation to boot.

“We know from documents that (investigative reporter) George Knapp smuggled out of Russia in 1994 Russian government’s interest in UFOs shown in documents – Mystery Wire that there have been incidents in the Soviet Union where they’ve had UFOs messing with their nuclear weapons, too,” Hastings adds. “So it’s real, and whoever’s flying these craft are not playing favorites.”

But how do you even begin to game out the consequences of acknowledging the abduction puzzle? If that’s real, there are no relevant analogies. The prevailing cliché about the UFO coverup is that it was enacted to prevent widespread panic amid a public mind riddled with Hollywood images of ET death rays and roaring urban infernos. But is it possible that something far more sublime, and far more intimate, could be far more terrifying?

“This subject for many people is still in the realm of fantasy, it’s a spooky movie on TV,” Hastings says. “But the concept that these entities can come through closed windows and ceilings and walls and somehow manipulate space time, where they can pass through physical objects – I was actually levitated off a bed, and my last memory was watching the rapidly approaching ceiling before I blacked out.”

Hastings has trouble imagining any development that would provoke a serious, policy-level discussion of abductions, given its implicit admission that a $900 billion military budget is incapable of preventing taxpayers from getting the lab-rat treatment at the hands of amoral non-human techno-wizards.

“If it was officially confirmed by some government agency that abductions are taking place, I think a lot of people would consider that a threat. It’s a violation of our individual freedoms,” he says. “You’re being taken against your will by entities that apparently have the ability to erase much of your memory about the event. So I think that would be perceived as a threat by many, many people, not just here in America but around the world.”

Which isn’t to say, accommodation is impossible. Hastings concedes that many so-called abductees report their lives being ruined by the experience, traditionally ascribed to bad dreams and sleep paralysis. “But lately,” he insists, “I don’t feel resentment. I don’t even feel fear anymore. I find it fascinating.”

Whether or not newly engaged Capitol Hill lawmakers would be so sanguine if a full accounting of the phenomenon required peeling back that layer of onionskin remains to be seen. Highly unlikely, though. But Hastings insists that trying to get a grip on what’s spoofing America’s nuclear bases while excluding the more uncomfortable clues is like being a little bit pregnant.

“At some point, humanity is going to know this is real, and they’re going to have to deal with it sooner or later.” Hastings doesn’t laugh often, but he manages a chuckle. “And that’s not my problem.”

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Another Pilot, Alex Dietrich Who Engaged The Tic-Tac UFO, Details The Events with Skeptic Mick West

Another Pilot, Alex Dietrich Who Engaged Tic-Tac UFO Details The Events with Skeptic Mick West

     Pilot, Lieutenant Alex Dietrich who along with Commander David Fravor, of the F/A-18F squadron on the USS Nimitz engaged what has become known as The Tic-Tac UFO, finally went public with her account of the event(s) on CBS’ 60 Minutes, May 16th, 2021. (She did appear anonymously on Tom Delonge’s, Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation). Since that time, she has been inundated with interview requests, and has become a social media celebrity of sorts.

Frank Warren
By Frank Warren
The UFO Chronicles
Out of the melee, self-proclaimed skeptic, Mick West, who himself has gained notoriety of late, by debunking alleged UFO events generally, and countering the Tic-Tac UFO event specifically, persuaded her to sit down with him for an impromptu interview (see below).

The discussion was centered on what is labeled, CVW-11 EVENT SUMMARY (see below), which is exactly what it sounds like, i.e., a summary of events surrounding the UFO encounter on November 14th, 2004; Dietrich, although acknowledging that she can’t confirm the authenticity of the document (in that moment), intimates that it does appear genuine, incorporating proper nomenclature, etc., and deconstructs it paragraph by paragraph.

Navy Event Summary CVW-11 (11-14-2004 - pg 1 of 3)
Navy Event Summary CVW-11 (11-14-2004 - pg 2 of 3)
Navy Event Summary CVW-11 (11-14-2004 - pg 3 of 3)

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Truth About UFOs and UAPs, with Lue Elizondo and John Greenewald

The Truth About UFOs and UAPs, with Lue Elizondo and John Greenewald

     Megyn Kelly is joined by Lue Elizondo, former director of AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program), and John Greenewald, CEO of The Black Vault, to talk about the history of UFOs, what AATIP was tasked with investigating, why UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) is the more accurate
By The Megyn Kelly Show
Apple Podcasts
terminology for UFOs, possible explanations for what UAPs actually are, whether new technology is making UAP encounters more revealing, what Americans should be concerned about most regarding UAPs, the significance of military encounters, the possibility of extraterrestrial beings involved with the UAPs, the UFO historical "cover-up," the backstory of "Project Blue Book," connections and throughlines between historical UFO sightings and the UAP videos we've seen today, the forthcoming Pentagon report about the UAP encounters, and more.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

John Reeves' Alien Encounter, Beer and Billy Cox

John Reeves Incident Hazy IPA

The risky business of looking back

     BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – On May 22, 1856, inside the Capitol Dome, hothead U.S. Rep. Preston Brooks, D-S.C., hobbled over to the desk of abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner, R-Mass., intent on settling a “libel” score. Two days earlier, Sumner had railed against slaveholders and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and condemned by name one of Brooks’ cousins, a fellow U.S. senator.

Wielding the heavy cane that had been a constant companion since sustaining a gunshot wound to the hip in a duel 16 years
Billy Cox
By Billy Cox
Life in JonesTown
earlier, Brooks tore into Sumner with a rage. As Sumner rose from his chair, Brooks bludgeoned the Yankee again and again, forcing Sumner under his desk. Others attempted to break it up, but one of Brooks’ allies held them at bay by drawing a pistol. Sumner was bloodied into unconsciousness, and the assault ended only after the cane broke and Brooks had cut himself in the head on an errant backswing.

Shortly thereafter, nearly 900 miles away, in a small antebellum Florida hamlet north of a new coastal village called Tampa, cheered by the news from Washington, community leaders decided to name what would become the seat of Hernando County in honor of the man with the cane. True story. And so is this – after 40-plus years of reporting from the Sunshine State, I’d never visited sleepy little Brooksville. Until last weekend.

Marker 48 (Credit Billy Cox)
Can the newly reinvigorated UFO subculture expedite the economic recovery in Smalltown USA? At Marker 48, a beer named for a ‘60s-era experiencer is part of the plan/CREDIT: Billy Cox

“They” say when one door closes, another one opens, and I’ll testify right here and now. On the very day I submitted my resignation to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, a former newspaper colleague made an offer I couldn’t refuse – a $100 appearance fee, an overnight stay in a Brooksville hotel, and all the free beer I could drink and/or carry home. It was like being bathed by a beam of light in the dawn of a third eye. All I had to do was talk UFOs.

The occasion: A local brewery, Marker 48, was attempting to nudge Brooksville’s image into the 20th century by resurrecting the seasonal rollout of a hazy IPA called The John Reeves Incident. The Google crash course indicated the area had once billed itself as the “UFO Capital of the World,” on account of numerous sightings in the 1960s. This was all news to me, but then, so was Brooksville’s namesake. The John Reeves Incident premiered in 2016, with designs on becoming an annual spring tradition. COVID-19 derailed the streak last year. The 2021 comeback plays out on the day before “60 Minutes” mainlines the UFO controversy directly into the American bloodstream.

An unmasked, decent-sized, demographically diverse crowd gathers at Marker 48, formerly an auto garage. The mood seems equally relaxed and relieved, the long exhale of gratitude after being sprung from jail. The place is festooned with space alien kitsch, cardboard cutouts, and green inflatables. Its center of gravity comes in 16-ounce cans that showcase an idealized version of what happened (more or less) to Brooksville’s most famous dead raconteur. On the label, near a treeline in silhouette against a full moon, a flying saucer has landed in the distance. In the foreground, the bespectacled Mr. Reeves clinks a glass of suds with a lightbulb-headed grey alien.

The lore has all the ingredients of a classic midnight campfire tale – a journey into the unknown, an eccentric with a vision, high-level subterfuge. Instead, the story unfolds on a postcard afternoon with a light joyous breeze. Marker 48 co-owner Tina Ryman, wearing alien spaceship earrings and a beer-label T-shirt, takes the microphone and enlightens the patrons. The story goes like this (more or less):

March 2, 1965, Reeves, 66, is scrounging around for snakes in the woods around his trailer home outside Brooksville, towards Weeki Wachee. He is startled to see a parked flying saucer and a robot-like occupant. The brief rendezvous ends with the alien reboarding the craft and taking off, but not before it leaves behind two thin sheets of paper bearing hieroglyphics-looking script.

Homeboy immediately takes his story to a St. Petersburg radio station. Consequently, two Air Force investigators show up at Reeves’ door and convince him to lend them the mysterious papers. Reeves says they swapped out the original sheets and returned with fakes. The episode – known as case number 9337 in Project Blue Book – is declared a crude hoax by military authorities. Reeves, however, couldn’t care less.

Over the next six years, the old longshoreman will relate multiple encounters with beings who come from a planet that sounds like an old Hollywood Indian rain chant – Moniheya. In 1968, a year before Neil and Buzz leave bootprints on the Sea of Tranquility, Reeves claims the Moniheyans ferried him to the dark side of the moon. He tells friends and neighbors he collected soil samples and a lunar rock and brought them home. But he refuses to submit them for analysis, to federal thieves or anybody else.

Friends say Reeves begins to behave like Roy Neary in “Close Encounters.” He converts his obsession into a full-scale model flying saucer and sticks it in the yard, where cultural bookends like Jimmy Page and Pat Boone swing by for a look-see. Reeves knocks out part of a wall to install his TV set, like those futuristic flat-screens he sees in the interiors of the spaceship. People swear his silver hair begins to turn dark again. Gym rats find him clanging ridiculously heavy dead weights well into his 90s. Reeves leaves Earth at age 103 and never comes back. Nothing remains of the UFO mockup or his lunar collection.

Ryman tells patrons it all may have happened right here, on this very spot, at Marker 48.

I ask for a show of hands: How many of y’all have been following the latest UFO coverage, the videos, the testimony of military veterans? Only a few go up; fortunately, all seem mildly attentive to my jumbled rehash. Beer can do that. I tell them:

Hey, I usually shy away from abduction stories because, well, they’re so weird and subjective and the material evidence usually sucks. But now that the Pentagon has formally acknowledged UFOs can and are outperforming everything we’ve got in the air, and the ocean, where does it end – the possibilities? Where are the limits? How far have “we” gamed out the best- and worst-case scenarios? Who’s in charge here?

Twenty-four hours later, 60 Minutes opens the floodgates to a surge of saturation coverage, on an unprecedented scale, with unprecedented sobriety. The mainstream media is beating the drum for next month’s scheduled delivery of the UAP Task Force audit to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. It will likely be the first in a series of disappointing installments.

But going forward demands looking backward, to uncover and examine the many ways we enabled this reckless dereliction. There is no revisionist history to write because there is no official history to study. We need full and clear-eyed access to our buried past. And like so much of what we manage to “rediscover,” this could get ugly. But just how ugly?

That can wait for now. It is Saturday evening, just outside a town named for the notorious Preston Brooks. A local band strikes up 38 Special’s “Hold On Loosely.” If you’re into citrusy and crisp, The John Reeves Incident is your beer. And the night is young.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Skeptic Mick West Pooh-Poohs Recent UFO / UAP Revelations

Skeptic Mick West Pooh-Poohs Recent UFO - UAP Revelations

This month the Pentagon will release its much-awaited UFO report. Extraterrestrial buffs think they’ll be vindicated - but they’ve gotten a bit ahead of themselves

     ... UFO enthusiasts claim that there’s amazing evidence of UAPs, representing something incredible, and that a special group has been investigating this for years. As with the Chilean case, we are shown blurry video from military-grade infrared
By Mick West
The Guardian
cameras as highly compelling evidence that has, apparently, resisted analysis.

But again, when the supposed evidence is subject to public scrutiny, the claims made about it fall away.

The Sonora UFO X-Files

The Sonora UFO X-Files


     "We're going to examine the evidence of early UFOs in the Gold region, specifically Sonora and bring in other pieces as they relate and try to offer possible explanations of the phenomena," he said. "I start off very mysterious and imply UFOs, but by the end of the show I'm kind of saying there is a more rational explanation for this stuff. But I have fun with it."
By Giuseppe Ricapito
The Union Democrat


... according to a short article buried on page 12 of Section B of the New York Times on Dec. 12, 1983, Sonora real estate broker Marvin Taylor housed a UFO museum in three rooms above his downtown Sonora real estate office and brought in between 50 to 100 people to the museum each weekend.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Contacting Aliens Could End All Life On Earth

Contacting Aliens Could End All Life On Earth

     In April 2020, the Defense Department released videos recorded by infrared cameras on U.S. Navy aircraft that documented the planes’ encounters with a variety of “unidentified aerial phenomena.” Pilots reported seeing objects flying across the sky at hypersonic speeds and changing
By Mark Buchanan
The Washington Post
direction almost instantaneously, capabilities far beyond that of any known aircraft.

What were the pilots seeing? Bizarre atmospheric phenomena? Alien spacecraft? Something else? Several branches of the government have been investigating the events, motivated in part by concern that adversaries such as Russia or China might have made some spectacular technological advance, and later this month, the government plans to publish a report revealing what they know.

Release Of UFO Photo Prompts More Questions Than Answers

Harry Reid, Flying Saucers and The Pentagon (TS)

     NPR's Noel King speaks with former Sen. Harry Reid about what he believes concerning UFOs, and what he hopes will come from the upcoming Pentagon report on UFO sightings.